“Testimony before Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Canadian House of Commons, during its Iran Accountability Week in Ottawa.

  • May 9, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights in collaboration with the Nobel Women’s Initiative will be hosting an afternoon panel regarding the ongoing mass domestic repression and human rights abuses in Iran and how Canada can challenge the culture of impunity that underpins it, specifically through targeted Magnitsky sanctions on the individual architects of repression, the whole in solidarity with the people and publics of Iran.

Panelists will include Iran human rights leaders and experts :

– Moderated by Ketty Nivyabandi: Dissident, activist and poet. Director of Communications of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, a consortium of Nobel Peace Laureates in pursuit of peace, justice, and women’s equality.

– Richard Ratcliffe: Husband of imprisoned British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who was arrested in Iran almost three years ago while on holiday with her daughter.

– Masih Alinejad: Journalist, author, human rights activist and founder of the White Wednesday campaigns in Iran. She recently won the Geneva Summit’s Women’s Rights Award for “giving a voice to the voiceless and stirring the conscience of humanity to support the struggle of Iranian women for basic human rights, freedom and equality.”

– Maryam Shafipour: Former Iranian student leader and political prisoner, advocate on behalf of imprisoned women human rights defenders in Iran.

– Shaparak Shajarizadeh: Sentenced to 20 years in prison for leading women’s rights protests, she fled to Canada where she is now living in exile. Named by BBC as one of the 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world, she has become one of the leading figures on women’s rights in Iran.

Date: May 9th, 2019

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location: 180 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Room: 330

Free Event. Open to All. *Refreshments will be served.

Please arrive by 4pm to allow enough time to pass through security. Please ensure that you have 1 piece of valid ID.

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